YO 2019 European Tour

Youth Orchestra in rehearsal

The San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra (SFSYO), led by Wattis Foundation Music Director Christian Reif, embarks on its 11th international tour this summer, presenting concerts in Denmark, Germany, Austria, and Hungary, June 23–July 4. In advance of the European tour, the SFSYO performs a "Bon Voyage" concert June 16 at San Francisco's Davies Symphony Hall led by Christian Reif.

Violinist Karen Gomyo joins the SFSYO for performances of Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto at the Bon Voyage concert at Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco (June 16) and at Tivoli Concert Hall in Copenhagen, Denmark (June 24). Violinist Nicola Benedetti joins the SFSYO for performances of Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto at Odense Koncerthus in Odense, Denmark (June 23); the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, Germany (June 26); the Berliner Philharmonie in Berlin, Germany (June 29); the Musikverein in Vienna, Austria (July 2); and the Margaret Island Open-Air Stage in Budapest, Hungary (July 4).

Tour repertoire also includes selections from Mahler’s Symphony No. 1, and Prelude No. 1 from contemporary German composer Detlev Glanert’s Three American Preludes.

Read more about the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra, download photos, and watch informational videos at sfsymphony.org/youthorchestra.

Tour Locations and Dates

June 16

San Francisco


June 23

Odense, Denmark

June 24

Copenhagen, Denmark

June 26

Hamburg, Germany

June 29

Berlin, Germany

July 2

Vienna, Austria

July 4

Budapest, Hungary


Please include your name along with the name and instrument of the young musician for which you are inquiring in all email and phone messages.  We cannot provide accurate and prompt replies without this information.

Jason Pyszkowski
Associate Director - Youth Orchestra Program

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